Good morning everyone, wanted to see how realistic this plan is and what you guys think.
-Attended non-target undergrad liberal arts school, captain of varsity team
-1 year capitol hill experience
-4 years big bank/bulge bracket, debt capital markets/fixed income analyst role
-1/2 years ER boutique role
What i'm looking to do now is head to an Ivy League/Top 5 University for grad school to transition to a buy-side role, hoping to land a buy-side internship and build the network at a top school. If i'm not able to get into the full time MBA, i'm still considering a full time masters degree since all of these schools seem to have numerous programs related to business economics, management, etc.
We all know brand matters and I think having an advanced degree from a top school will give me the credibility I need to make that jump to the buy-side and enhance my long term career prospects.
When I say buy-side, I'm more specifically targeting a L/S equity hedge fund analyst role. It will at the very least make the jump easier I think.
What do you guys think? If its not an MBA program (the holy grail), does it really matter? Full time masters degree from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Ivies, should suffice correct?
Thank you all, interested to see your thoughts.